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Module 2: Commencement and Collaboration – Putting Ideas Into Practice

Topic 5: Recruiting the project team

Issues of people management are dealt with more comprehensively in Module 7. Here we will concentrate on the mechanics of the recruitment and induction process.

Your research team is central to the success of the research project, and will contribute to future grant-seeking and publication outputs. At the commencement of the project, the balanced composition of your team can make your project reach speed quicker and easier – and is vital to the future credibility of your research project and the individuals in it. The material in this section will cover human resource issues involved in selecting and recruiting your research team, and will clarify the roles and expectations for all the members of your team. Codes of Conduct (as prescribed by legislation, national bodies, and by individual institutions) will be discussed in the context of research activity and researcher employment.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Identify and recruit individuals with the expertise you require for the project's implementation
  • Appreciate the need for clear role expectations and responsibilities.

Topic content

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